MITCHELL ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS is focused exclusively on fire station design and emergency services design.  We are committed to assisting communities to develop cost-effective, durable, state of the art facilities. This focus is supported by a depth of experience gained over 20 years in design, construction, evaluation, and renovation of fire stations, with projects involving over 160 emergency services facilities throughout the Northeast, Eastern Seaboard, Missouri, Texas and Alaska. Read More

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2016 STATION DESIGN AWARD
FIREHOUSE Magazine’s 2016 Station Design Bronze Award for Renovation has been awarded to Mitchell Associates Architects for renovations and additions to the Town of Glenville Fire District # 5 Fire Station in Glenville, New York. Known as the Beukendaal Fire Station, the original 1,296 sq. ft., one story structure was built in 1950, with a 3,030 sq. ft, one story addition constructed in 1979.  This facility could only house four of the Department’s nine vehicles, which were housed remotely.  The existing station had a footprint size of 6,621 sq ft, a basement of 671 sq. ft., and a wooden storage mezzanine of approximately 400 sq. ft., for a total size of 7,692 sq. ft.  The renovation and 10,147 sq ft addition brought the building footprint up to 16,768, with a storage & training mezzanine of 1,088 sq. ft. for a total building size to 17,856 sq. ft. Completion of the newly renovated facility was celebrated in September with a Ribbon-Cutting and traditional Wet-Down Ceremony.

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HEALTHY IN – HEALTHY OUT
Firefighters are at significant risk for cancer due to exposures to carcinogens.  Check out this video developed by  the Washington State Council of Firefighters to learn more about common sense practices that can reduce risk. You’ll learn how decontamination starts on the scene and how the fire station can be fitted out with equipment and spaces to support decontamination procedures. The health & safety of emergency responders should be part of the design process when you are renovating or building new. Designated decon space, equipment to clean gear & equipment, separate storage for turnout gear, and a clear separation between the apparatus bays/support areas and administrative, living and public spaces are essential.

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City of Philadelphia Selects Mitchell Associates & Hill International for Extensive Study
Mitchell Associates has been selected as the fire design specialist to team with Hill International, Inc., on a project for the City of Philadelphia.  The scope of work calls for the development of a master plan for Philadelphia that will guide the City’s capital investment in its police and fire department facilities.  The scope will include a study of existing facilities and potential new facilities through 2024 and beyond. The team will review the conditions and functionality of all existing facilities and identify needs, building and space programs, and consider current and projected delivery of public safety services. MAA’s role in this project will be to consult on what makes a firematically correct facility and to design a prototype fire station that will be made up of standardized elements that can be assembled in different ways, based on the varying requirements of the sites being evaluated. The project will kick off in the fall of 2016.

Visualizing a Fire Station Before It’s Built
As you plan a building, it’s great to visualize what the spaces inside and outside the building will look like. The field of architecture has come a long way in producing realistic renderings of the outside and inside of buildings while they’re still in the planning stage.